When it comes to dying you’re hair, it’s usually best to leave it to the professionals.
Looking to change your hair colour or mixing it up a little, its important to note what upcoming hair trends to expect in the coming months before committing to a drastic change.
Aberdeen-based hair and beauty salon Linton & Mac has made a name for itself over the years as one of the top places to go for stylish looks.
Award-winning hair colour expert, Sarah Black, shares her predictions for the hottest hair colour trends for spring/summer 2019 below.
Sea and Believe
Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 – Living Coral – is a vibrant, playful colour that I’m particularly excited to take and put my own spin on – as I always do! This colour has all the effervescence of brighter pink hues of previous seasons, but is far softer and warmer. The beauty of this shade is that the level of warmth and yellow gold undertones can be amped up or played down, depending on your natural hair colour and skintone.
For example, a gloss colour in this shade applied to cool, light blonde hair will give a true coral colour to start, which will fade to a beautiful muted tone over a few weeks, whereas hair with warmer undertones will be a slightly more orange shade of coral. I will be encouraging my clients to explore this shade in all its various possibilities and predict this colour will become super popular in a subtle form – a wearable, pared-back pastel shade of coral. I also expect this bright summery hue will be a huge hit over festival season, too, for its mesmerising quality, yet surprising wearability.
Biscuit blonde will be the hottest way to do blonde hair in 2019. A beautiful blend of creamy clean tones and warmer golden hues, finding the right balance between cool and warm is the key to perfecting this trend. The mixture of warm and cool shades means that this colour is extremely wearable, flattering against both warmer and cooler skin tones, and is very brightening against the complexion.
Switch up colour placement depending on your skintone. Keep the creamy ash shades closer to your face if you have cooler skin, and the reverse if your skin is warmer or ruddier. This colour trend can be adapted easily, to work on all shades of natural blonde and most shades of brunette, and I expect it to be the most Pinned blonde shade on Pinterest when summer 2019 rolls in.
Sherbet Dip Dab
You can thank the hair team at Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer ‘19 show for creating what is now set to be summer’s hottest colour trend. Sherbet hair is powdery, yet vibrant frosted pastel shades, reminiscent of the sherbet sweets of childhood, that manages to be both subtle and soft, yet wildly attention-grabbing.
At Marc Jacobs’ SS19 show models sported a myriad of multi-coloured hair shades – including this icy blue hue (left). The result, a grown-up, pastel shade with a veritably vintage feel, and no hint of fairytale. Unless hair is very white to begin with, this light hue requires a pre-bleach to take on that pale but punchy finish that sets it apart from its fairytale pastel predecessors.
The new Balayage
Not strictly a colour trend, but our prediction for the hottest colour technique of 2019 needs a mention. The balayage technique will remain popular this year, but will be used with a different focus and purpose. It we will move on to and play around with the depth this technique can create – rather than the lightness – and we will use balayage to add depth and movement.
The darker elements of the hair will be the focus, adding dimension to the hair, in contrast to the lighter sections. The aim will be to create balance between the tones; just the right amount of light against the perfect amount of dark, and the look will be richer, more polished, and more multi-dimensional than we’ve seen in seasons past.